I promise not all my postings will be about paperwork. This one will be a fun one with cool links. I’ll also do it in list form for those of us who cannot process paragraphs because it is summer.
Here are a few sites that I find helpful when filling out paperwork for visas, applications, or security clearances:
1. PDF Escape. This is a great way to fill out documents that are saved in .PDF form. The “unregistered” version is free to use, but you have to remember to save the form by pressing the green arrow button underneath the traditional “disk” save icon. [http://www.pdfescape.com/]
2. USPS Postage Calculator. This will let you know how much it will cost to send a packet to Somalia or Somaliland (Oh yeah, those are two different places). More importantly, it will let you know how long it will take for your package to arrive so that you can plan accordingly. [http://ircalc.usps.gov/]
3. PDF to Word Converter. I am a big fan of .PDF documents. There can be a lot of “lost in translation” moments when you send forms via email. This is especially true if you have the latest version of Microsoft Word and the foreign office has Ubuntu. Clearly, I don’t know much about computers or programs. Just go with it and pretend the comparison is apt. [http://www.wordtopdf.com/]
4. [Insert your internship website here]. This is the most important site. You should probably bookmark this page. You will find very important information for who to address cover letters to, the address to send the letter, and deadline dates. No picture included except the best: your imagination.
5. Cute Roulette. Most of my friends know I don’t like animals, but I thought you might. This site is to get you smiling through the paperwork. [http://cuteroulette.com]